Obama: Oklahoma Will Bounce Back With Our Help

During a visit to Tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla., the POTUS called for aid from fellow Americans.

President Obama delivers remarks on Oklahoma tornado recovery. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

On Sunday, President Obama toured the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, an area hardest hit by the tornadoes last week, before delivering remarks and asking Americans to donate recovery funds, reports CNN.

Funeral homes and churches were busy with services nearly a week after the devastating storm, which killed 24 people, injured more than 375 others and damaged 12,000 residences in and around the metropolitan area ...

Speaking in front of the wreckage of the destroyed Plaza Towers Elementary School, [Obama] called for Americans to donate to help storm relief efforts.

"It's going to take a long time for this community to rebuild, so I want to urge every American to step up," he said, suggesting donating via the American Red Cross website.

Read more at CNN.

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.